" Never help a child with a task at which he feels he can succeed." - Maria Montessori

Lets continue celebrating Independence!! Give your child the opportunity to accomplish a task for themselves today, they crave it. When they are able to do so, these experiences increases their inner confidence, self esteem and belief. This feeling they can only acquire by doing, so let them do!

Here are some simple ideas you can guide them how to do independently:

- Taking clothes on and off.

- Putting on shoes.

- Drying body off after a bath or swim.

- Rubbing lotion or sun block on.

- Letting them help make a snack.

- Brush their own hair and teeth.

- And so on...

All your doing is including them in their daily routine. Remember to be encouraging and put away any preconceived ideas. This provides your child the opportunity to be in control in a healthy self rewarding way.

Drop a line! I would love to hear your experience with implementing independence at home.

 

 

Montessori Inspired Kicthen

Montessori inspired kitchen

So here's Zires kitchen space, set up for him to clearly see what he can use to move about in the kitchen for himself. We are open about him building independence throughout our home with safe and appropriate boundaries. He has his plates, bowls, cups, a step stool and more at his reach. This space has been awesome for him, he can serve himself a snack and be able to clean up after himself.

Benefits:

- He feels so confident when he pours himself and us glass of water.

- Learns coordinating what he needs to do to accomplish a task.

- Practices grace and courtesy! He loves to serve our guest and his friends snacks and juice when they come over.